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Explore the Galápagos Aboard the MV Origin

By Theodora Halstead

The volcanic geology of the Galápagos has captured the imaginations of intrepid travelers since the first recorded visit in 1535. There are restrictions on accessing the islands to protect the endemic flora, fauna and wildlife, but Ecoventura’s MV Origin is the ideal vessel from which to explore. Late last year, Origin became the first expedition yacht in the world to […]

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin Emerges from Renovation

By Lauren Hill

The new-look Ritz-Carlton, Berlin has reopened after a 40 million Euro renovation. The hotel now stands out for its 1920s-inspired design with references to the golden era of German cinema. Resplendent in the gilded glamour of 1920s decor, the hotel is now home to lavish new space for dining and imbibing, refreshed wellness and lounge areas, and sumptuously decorated suites. […]

Women’s Fashion: Pretty in Pink for Spring 2019

For instant glamour, inject a dose of hot pink into your spring wardrobe. Whether you go all out in head-to-toe fuchsia or accent your look with a magenta shoe, you’ll be sure to turn heads. Altuzarra sunglasses Price: $435 More information: modaoperandi.com, altuzarra.com

Spa of the Week: Hotel Bel-Air Spa

By Emma Reynolds

The iconic Hotel Bel-Air has been a fixture in the Los Angeles social and business scene since its opening in 1946 – the hotel regularly housed iconic Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Grace Kelly, to name a few. Now operated by Dorchester Collection, the hotel still holds onto its Golden Age glamour with modernly […]

Brown+Hudson to Host Journey to Chocolate’s Origin

By Lauren Hill

The luxury travel company Brown + Hudson creates entirely bespoke trips to offbeat locations around the world. The latest expedition to be dreamed up by the imaginative team is a small-group journey to the very spot chocolate was first produced over 5,300 years ago. In collaboration with the founders of To’ak — the world’s most coveted, and expensive, chocolate — Brown […]

The 8 Best Brunches in Dubai

By Alex Martin

There is no better place in the world to eat brunch than in Dubai. When Friday – the first day of the weekend in the UAE – rolls around, thousands head out to feast on the finest ingredients. Amid a huge array of choices, how do you find the best brunches in Dubai? Even the most exclusive restaurants open their […]

Mod Sélection’s Brent Hocking on Launching Mod Sélection Champagne

By Emma Reynolds

Wine and spirits aficionado, Brent Hocking, got his name in the industry when he left the financial world in pursuit of a career in spirits. In 2006, he founded DeLeón Tequila (later selling the brand to Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs) and Virginia Black Whiskey with rapper Drake in 2016. This year, he launched his first-ever champagne: Mod Sélection Réserve […]

New York’s Hudson Yards is Officially Open

By Emma Reynolds

The long-anticipated arrival of New York’s newest neighborhood is finally here: Hudson Yards on the city’s West Side is officially welcoming its first visitors. Backed by developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Groups, Hudson Yards is a monumental development between 10th and 11th and 30th and 34th that first began rezoning in 2005. Today, the area plays host to hotels, […]

Eight Luxury Deep Dive Watches For Men

By Kristen Shirley

Whether you’re diving into the ocean or just like a sporty look, one thing’s for sure: Deep dive watches usually spend more time on land than under the sea. After conquering the technical requirements for diving, watchmakers added useful land-based complications like flyback chronographs and calendars, and made them more attractive for everyday wear with decorated and guilloché dials. Here, […]

Cocktail of the Week: Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey

By Lauren Hill

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend with Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey cocktails created by Joaquín Símo of Pouring Ribbons in New York City. Crossing Currents 2 oz Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey 0.75 oz Contratto Bianco 1 tsp Kalani Coconut Liqueur 1 dash Angostura Bitters To make this cocktail yourself, combine all ingredients, stir and strain into […]